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Over-the-Counter Market

Describing a security or trade that does not occur on an exchange. Very often, the OTC market includes securities that are very small and do not trade on an exchange because they do not meet market capitalization requirements. OTC securities may theoretically be traded informally (one may stand on a street corner and sell his/her stocks), but the term usually refers to securities traded through a dealer network.

over-the-counter market (OTC)

A widespread aggregation of dealers who make markets in many different securities. Unlike an exchange on which trading takes place at one physical location, OTC trading occurs through telephone or computer negotiations between buyers and sellers. Although stocks traded over the counter are often more speculative than listed stocks, virtually all government and municipal bonds and most corporate bonds are traded in the OTC market. See also National Quotation Bureau, OTC Bulletin Board, third market.

over-the-counter market (OTC)

a MARKET for corporate SHARES which have not obtained a full listing on the main STOCK MARKET. The UK's OTC market was abolished in 1992. See ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT MARKET.
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125 million at US$1:NT$32) in Kai Chieh before it is listed at the Emerging Market under the Over-the-counter Securities Market.
Similar to the OTCBB, the Pink Sheets is a provider of pricing and financial information for the over-the-counter securities markets.
30, 2009 (CENS) -- Gre Tai Securities Market (GTSM), Taiwan's over-the-counter securities market, will launch GTSM index ETF (exchange traded fund) and Treasury bond ETF in the beginning of 2010, said Gordon Chen, the chairman, who said the new fund will be based on Asia-Pacific financial indicators and quantitative standards.
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The OTC Bulletin Board is a quotation service that displays real-time quotes, last-sale prices and volume information in over-the-counter securities.
OTCQX provides a premier trading, quotation and disclosure venue for over-the-counter securities in the U.
The Pink Sheets is a centralized quotation service that collects and publishes market maker quotes for over-the-counter securities in real time.
The Company anticipates that following delisting its common stock will be quoted on the Pink Sheets[R], a centralized electronic quotation service for over-the-counter securities, so long as market makers demonstrate an interest in trading in the Company's common stock.
Although the Company's common stock will no longer be quoted on the Nasdaq Global Market after delisting, its stock may be quoted on the over-the-counter securities markets Pink Sheets.
The Pink Sheets is an electronic quotation service for over-the-counter securities and collects and publishes market maker quotes primarily through its Web site, www.
The OTC Bulletin Board is a regulated quotation service that displays real-time quotes, last sale prices and volume information in over-the-counter securities.
The Company is currently working with a market maker to complete the application to have its common stock quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board, a regulated quotation service for over-the-counter securities.

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